Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 1, 1937

The Perfect Specimen (Warner Bros.) experiments with the solemn hypothesis that a boy may be nurtured to-all-round perfection in a sort of social vacuum; but that when he is tested against assorted worldliness he will relapse into human frailty. Irish Cinemactor Errol Flynn, a godlike young man of limited acting ability, performs the title role, and in demonstrating his perfection is at one point required to take most of his clothes off.* In this picture he labors under the screen name of Gerald Beresford Wicks, who has been schooled in all the arts...

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